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Packers, Shields talking

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This year’s class of restricted free agents includes Packers cornerback Sam Shields.

Undrafted in 2010, Shields has become a key contributor for the Packers in three seasons, drawing a second-round tender.

Shields and the Packers are talking, we’re told, about a long-term deal.  For now, nothing is imminent — and definitely not as imminent as the looming long-term contracts that apparently will soon be signed by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews.

If Shields signs the tender, he’ll receive a little more than $2 million for 2013.  Any other team interested in signing Shields to an offer sheet has two days left.  There’s currently no indication that any of the unsigned restricted free agents will be signing offers with other teams.

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17 Responses to “Packers, Shields talking”
  1. barroomhero80 says: Apr 15, 2013 7:54 PM

    That lady u got qb’ing is gonna eat up a lot of money. Tokyosandblaster butt would hurt even more if u didn’t sign him

  2. judsonjr says: Apr 15, 2013 7:58 PM

    Packers will get a longer term deal done with Shields, and Tramon Williams will be gone either this year or next. No way Packers take the 9.5M cap hit from Tramon in 2014.

  3. nineroutsider says: Apr 15, 2013 8:02 PM

    This is the guy that the Bucs should be going after.

  4. smartestpackerfan says: Apr 15, 2013 8:02 PM

    When are gonna give Rodgers his 10 years, 300 million dollars contract he doesn’t deserve?

  5. whatjusthapped says: Apr 15, 2013 8:04 PM

    Surprised the Vikings haven’t made an attempt, he then would be an ex Packer and they need help in the secondary after Winfield refused the Viking’s higher offer to sign with the Seahawks.

    The only problem is that Shields isn’t an over the hill, best days behind him, type of player. That’s the profile for the Vikings when it comes to actually signing ex Packers.

  6. irishgary says: Apr 15, 2013 8:11 PM

    Another excellent move by TT

  7. seatownballers says: Apr 15, 2013 8:14 PM

    The guy is a stud

  8. 4superbowls says: Apr 15, 2013 8:20 PM

    Longtime Vikes fan and I wish he was on my squad. He’s for real.

  9. gbpicksix says: Apr 15, 2013 8:22 PM

    They need to lock this kid up. Sure he makes a few mental errors here and there causing him to get torched once in a while but, he plays the ball in the air as well as any CB and has got the wheels to hang with any WR in the league also.

  10. vltrophy14 says: Apr 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    I’d hate to see Skields go. He’s a an important part to the Packers D. He stays w/the Packers he’ll get at least 1 more ring in a his contract yrs.

  11. trapshoot says: Apr 15, 2013 9:15 PM

    T T would be nuts not to lock him up. He’a for real.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 15, 2013 9:54 PM

    Shields played a huge role in the twice yearly humiliating defeats of the Bears and Vikings in each of the last 3 years. I suspect he will be involved in many more Viking/Bear beatdowns.

  13. keramidas21 says: Apr 15, 2013 10:38 PM

    The Packers need to get Shields locked up for the future, he could be a stud. Just don’t overpay him.

  14. shaggytoodle says: Apr 15, 2013 11:37 PM

    With Rodgers, Matthews, and Raji contracts coming up. I think that the Packers are trying to get Shields at a bargain. I think he has a lot of upside if he can stay healthy.

    That said I also believe that after signing Shields, and having a promising rookie like Hayward.

    Tramon Williams may be on his way out with his 8 mil. and injury that he said he hasn’t fully healed

    I think they are hoping to see what House can do and possibly even draft another CB this year.

  15. bagadeez04 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:01 AM

    not a complete shutdown corner by any means, but a good young cb with great speed.

    Surprised no one has tried to sign hin.

  16. axespray says: Apr 16, 2013 8:23 AM

    Guy was so good – Receivers had no choice but to shove him to the ground when they couldn’t get separation …. so of course, refs called Sam for Defensive Pass Interference …. smh.

  17. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    Great to have fans…

    Bless you, barroomzero, and the Vikings. By comparison, me and the packers look like Greek gods.

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